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February (from the Twelve Months series)

Hans (Jan Baptist I) Collaert (Netherlandish, 1566–1628), After Joos de Momper, the Younger (Flemish, 1564–1635), Published by Joannes Galle (Netherlandish, 1600–1676)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish), vol. IV, 560

Dimensions

Sheet: 20.5 x 26.3 cm (8 1/16 x 10 3/8 in.) Platemark: 25.7 x 33.7 cm (10 1/8 x 13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.582

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, upper right: PISCES.; in plate, in lower margin, lower center: FEBRVARIVS.; lower left: Qui fuit extrmus mensis Februarius olim,/Mutato veteri more, secundus adest.; lower right: Ante focum residens accenso pascitur igne,/Et Pisces taciti ne noceant metuit.

Signed

Signed in plate, lower left of center: Iodocus de Momper inuent./Ioan. Collaert Sculp.' lower left: Ioan. Galle excud.

Markings

Watermark (not identified); MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 65.584; oval turquise stamp, filled in with blue ink, probably Lugt 4073 (mark not identified)

Provenance

Unidentified collector. May 12, 1965, purchased from P & D Colnaghi & Co. (dealer), London, by the MFA.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis